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Returning to the Office with Microsoft Teams

Returning to the Office with Microsoft Teams

On November the 11th Videocall, Microsoft and Crestron co-hosted a webinar, designed to help service owners and IT professionals plan their return to the office with Microsoft Teams.

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Five Things to Consider Before Investing in Videoconferencing for the New Normal

Five Things to Consider Before Investing in Videoconferencing for the New Normal

Whether planning for a full return to the office, supporting a hybrid or distributed workforce, considering what to do with legacy VC hardware in your meeting spaces or getting your planned platform migration back on track, these are the five things every service owner should consider.

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The Teams & Zoom Coexistence Conundrum (And How to Solve It)

The Teams & Zoom Coexistence Conundrum (And How to Solve It)

A lot of companies have recently adopted Zoom as a quick and easy collaboration platform to support remote workers and hybrid working. But a significant proportion of these are Office 365 users, and either use on-premise meeting spaces designed for Microsoft Teams (MTRs), or are planning to migrate to Teams when the pandemic restrictions subside and it’s safe to return to the office.

Zoom and Teams each boast different features and strengths as well as some drawbacks, but they share a common issue for users, namely a lack of interoperability with standards-based endpoints without adding additional services such as CVI and Room Connector.

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Is It Time For The Contactless Meeting Room?

Is It Time For The Contactless Meeting Room?

As organisations in the UK start to re-open offices, meeting spaces of all sizes are having to be re-appraised by IT and facilities managers. Social distancing rules and disinfectant cleaning requirements mean that many rooms require updating to facilitate meetings that keep employees safe and minimise contact with devices.
Has the time come for contactless meeting rooms? Is there technology available to achieve this?

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How to Tackle a Post-Lockdown Move to Microsoft Teams

How to Tackle a Post-Lockdown Move to Microsoft Teams

Back in March, many organisations planned to adopt Microsoft Teams as their primary video communication platform found themselves either ‘stuck’ with their existing platform, were unable to update their meeting spaces or were forced to rapidly deploy a ‘make-do’ solution such as Zoom to support remote workers.
Now the government is calling for a return to the workplace and many organisations are considering how to move forward with their Teams migration.

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How IT Can Create Meetings That Boost Productivity

How IT Can Create Meetings That Boost Productivity

Meetings are essential part of working life for many organisations. But sometimes meetings can be seen by participants as time-wasting or unnecessary.
There are lots of great tips for organisers and participants to follow, but IT also has an influence on whether meetings are driving clear communication and productivity or becoming unwanted time sinks.

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